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Re: Brake refurb

Postby JossElan » Tue 27.08.2019, 01:39

Great - thanks all.
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby Rambo » Tue 27.08.2019, 08:26

lotusflasherman wrote:
Rambo wrote:But yours look better value Jim :wink:

EBay ones £1.12 per screw, SJS ones £2.07 per screw (5)

No brainer


Huh? SJ's show as 88p each but £5.94 p&p..


I know I failed A Level maths Phil but let me explain my logic......

that SJS price factors in p and p, VAT and postage (£10.34 total) and allows for 5 to equate to the 5 offered in the EBay deal (p and p included)

So, all things being equal, each bleed screw from SJS costs £2.07. The 5 from EBay cost a total of £5.59, so £1.12 per bleed screw

Still a no brainer to me :smt023
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby TD2 » Mon 18.11.2019, 12:14

On the subject of brake refurbishment; what colour were the front / rear calipers when new?

Have a seize bleed nipple so a rebuild will be a part oh the winter layup period coupled to fitting braided hoses etc..
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby Rambo » Mon 18.11.2019, 19:22

They were an anodised silver sort of finish. At least, mine were

Might be better to go the 4 pot HiSpec route unless you particularly want to keep it OEM
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby Saltire » Tue 19.11.2019, 23:40

TD2 wrote:On the subject of brake refurbishment; what colour were the front / rear calipers when new


Mine on the S2 were passivated zinc finish - a sort of metallic gold colour.
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby Rambo » Wed 20.11.2019, 10:13

Now I think of it, when I bought a pair of brand new front calipers from the Lotus Aftersales list they were that gold colour too. They eventually replaced the silver finish ones on the front
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby Saltire » Wed 20.11.2019, 21:20

:lol:

I couldn’t get anything from the aftersales or Rock Auto when I did my brakes, so I had to have the existing ones . . . sprayed silver. Passivating was expensive, but I may have them redone next time I do the seals.
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby TD2 » Thu 21.11.2019, 21:07

Thanks, was thinking of either silver or “gunmetal”.

Have a seized bleed screw so let the fun begin.
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Re: Brake refurb

Postby TD2 » Thu 21.11.2019, 21:09

Rambo wrote:They were an anodised silver sort of finish. At least, mine were

Might be better to go the 4 pot HiSpec route unless you particularly want to keep it OEM


Had thought about an upgrade but ideally want to retain a useable spare. You going to the BVAC Dinner?
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